Asahidake Ropeway (Higashigawa Town, Hokkaido)

Asahidake Ropeway
旭岳ロープウゥイ (北海道 東川町)
Planned season: December 2018 until early May 2019 (winter)

Asahidake Ropeway is located on the western slopes of Asahidake mountain in the central region of Hokkaido. It is part of the Daisetsuzan National Park (Kokuritsu Koen). The Ropeway base station is at an elevation of 1100m and the top is at 1600m. The Ropeway operates for most of the year for sightseeing and climbing.

Hokkaido is the second largest island of Japan and also the largest and northernmost prefecture (though it is not usually referred to as a prefecture). It has coastlines on the Sea of Japan, the Sea of Okhotsk and also the Pacific Ocean. Sapporo is the capital city of Hokkaido and was host to the 1972 Winter Olympics. Hokkaido is home to the largest number of ski hills in Japan. While the majority of them are very small, some of the larger ski and snowboard resorts in Hokkaido - mostly found in regions to the west and east of Sapporo - are amongst the most famous in Japan.

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Asahidake Ropeway Facilities

Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
There is no ski or snowboard school at Asahidake Ropeway. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Not available Snowboard Rental: Not available
There is no ski and snowboard equipment available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There are no special facilities for children. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Asahidake Ropeway Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Early May
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Asahidake Ropeway is open from 9:00am until 4:00pm for most of the winter and takes about 10 minutes.

From March it is open until 5:00pm.

There is no nighta at Asahidake Ropeway.

Asahidake Ropeway Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Ropeway one-way 1,200 yen 600 yen
Ropeway return 1,800 yen 900 yen
Lift Ticket Information The Ropeway is open for most of the year for sightseeing and climbing.

The ticket prices shown above are for the winter season (late October until late May) - the Ropeway charges are more expensive at other times of the year.

Getting to Asahidake Ropeway

By public transport
34.1km from Kita Biei Station on the Furano line
37.7km from Biei Station on the Furano line
Transport Information
Asahidake Ropeway is about 34km from Kita Biei Station on the Furano line.

Asahikawa station on the Hakodate Honsen line on the Hakodate Honsen line is about 46km away.

>> More information on the Furano-sen train line
A shuttle bus from Asahikawa Station to Asahidake Ropeway is available. This service costs 1430 yen.
By Car
51km from the Asahikawa Kita IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
57.1km from the Asahikawa Takasu IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 237 (34.5km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 1160
Asahidake Ropeway is located to the south east of central Asahikawa city.

From the main Route 237 (Furano National Highway) it is a 34km journey along Road 1160.

>> More information on Hokkaido Expressway
There is parking for about 150 cars at the base of the Ropeway. Parking is free from November to May.

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Asahidake Onsen
2019-2020 SEASON INFO
The ski resort information currently shown on SnowJapan is from the 2018-2019 season. Over the summer and autumn months we will be checking and then updating information. Everything will be updated online in time for the 2019-2020 winter season. Please note that planned ski resort opening dates are often very similar every year, so the dates from the 2018-2019 season can be taken as a good idea of what to expect next season.
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